Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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FNUS75 KGJT 241527
FWSGJT

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCH...CRAIG DISPATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
927 AM MDT SUN JUL 24 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0832 MDT ON JULY 24.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A DRIER WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT IN NORTHWEST COLORADO HAS
REDUCED THE CHANCE FOR LATE DAY THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND MONDAY.
A VERY WARM AIRMASS WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 7-12
                    MPH AFTER 1300 WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 20 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (29200 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO VERY GOOD
                    (144600-151600 KNOT-FT) AFTER 1200.
HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15300 FT AGL
                    AFTER 1200.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20%).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-58 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........30-35%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5-8 MPH BECOMING LIGHT
                    DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY AFTER 2100.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (87200-154600 KNOT-FT) DECREASING TO POOR
                    (5100 KNOT-FT) AFTER 2400.
HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......14900 FT AGL DECREASING TO 1000 FT AGL
                    AFTER 2400.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 8 MPH.

.MONDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20%) THEN BECOMING PARTLY
                    CLOUDY (30-40%) AFTER 1400.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........8-13%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 5-10 MPH
                    AFTER 1300 WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 17 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (2600-2800 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (217000-226300 KNOT-FT) AFTER 1300.
HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16700 FT AGL
                    AFTER 1300.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 10 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...JIM PRINGLE
REQUESTED BY...L SMITH
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160724.BENCH.02/GJT


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